Claire Redmond Takhar (she/her/hers)

Board Member

Claire strives to contribute to a thriving education system through her high-quality research products, transformational relationships with stakeholders, and strategic advice grounded in impact and equity. She has worked with school districts, nonprofits, foundations and local governments to leverage strategy and research to achieve better outcomes for students. At Jefferson County Public Schools, she combines her love of problem-solving and strategy to help deliver a world-class education to Jeffco students.

Claire’s own experience as a first-generation college student informs her work to address systemic barriers that students from low-income backgrounds and students of color face in their educational and occupational journeys. Prior to joining Jeffco, Claire worked as an education policy consultant at Education First. Some of her clients included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the Data Quality Campaign, and Equal Opportunity Schools. Claire also designed and implemented programming to support recently immigrated high school students—many of whom were experiencing poverty, students of color, and English learners—to navigate the transition from high school to a postsecondary institution through her work at Enroot Education.

Claire holds an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A in English Literature from Colorado State University. She lives in Denver with her husband, Phillip, and dogs, Murphy and Sloane. On any given weekend, you can find her hiking, rock climbing, or hosting game nights with friends.